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2018 PSAI Annual Conference
Theme: Emerging Trends in Statistical Development
Venue: Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Date   : 19 - 21 September 2018 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Website: http://www.psai.ph

Conference Program

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TRAINING DAY - 19 September 2018 (WEDNESDAY)
(Venue: Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol)

08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration
08:30 am - 04:30 pm Training Sessions

  1. Spatial Statistics
    Resource Person: Mr. Dennis P. Dizon

    This seminar will discuss the contextualization of data analysis with location. Participants will learn how to calculate and map basic spatial statistics using ArcGIS.

  2. Infographics
    Resource Persons: Mr. Gian Louisse A. Roy

    This will enable the participants to learn how to clearly and concisely present data to a general audience in an interesting and insightful way; and, will also teach the participants some tips and tricks in creating information dissemination materials.

  3. Descriptive and Exploratory Techniques in R
    Resource Persons: Ms. Charlene Mae Y. Celoso

    This seminar is an introduction to data science analytics that will apply descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis (EDA) in R software.

  4. Correcting Common Misconceptions in Statistics: For K-12
    Resource Person: Dr. Josefina V. Almeda

    This seminar will elucidate common statistical concepts by discussing their underlying theories and correct common misconceptions. Topics include hypothesis testing, p-value, Sloven's formula, among others.

(Venue: Bohol Tropics Resort, Tabgilaran City, Bohol)

08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration

09:00 am - 10:00 am Opening Ceremony

  • Doxology

  • National Anthem

  • Welcome Remarks

    Honorable John Geesnell L. Yap, II
    Mayor, Tagbilaran City

  • Message/Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

    Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, PhD
    President, Philippine Statistical Association, Inc.

  • Keynote Address

    Dr. Rosemarie G. Edillon, PhD
    Undersecretary, Planning and Policy
    National Development Office
    National Economic and Development Authority
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee / Tea Break

10:30 am - 12:00 nn Plenary Session 1: (sponsored by Philippine Statistics Authority)

Session Chair: Benjamin Arsenio Y. Navarro
Rapporteur: Fidel R. Antopina, Jr. and Frannie G. Paster
Venue: Sandugo

  • Emerging Trends in the Philippine Statistical Development Program (PSDP) 2018-2023: Focus on Measuring Sustainable Tourism
    by Lisa Grace S. Bersales, PhD

Open Forum

Awarding of Tokens of Appreciation

12:00 nn - 01:30 pm Lunch Break

01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Scientific Sessions 1

Session A: Student Paper
Session Chair: Rechel G. Arcilla
Rapporteur: Crislor D. Vilar and Cristine L. Catalan
Venue: Leeng VIP
  1. Diesel Prices and Food Inflation on Non-Food Inflation Rate: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis
    Arielle B. Baldo, Patrisha Anne Estrada, Marvey Mercado

  2. Spatial Point Pattern Analysis of Drug Related Crimes in October 2017 in Manila City
    Joemari Olea, James Alister Pangilinan, Hannah Jane Primavera

  3. Determinants of Depressive Symptoms in Undergraduate UPLB Students: A Joint Correspondence Analysis
    Jaca Maison A. Lailo

Session B: Inflation
Session Chair: Charlene Celoso
Rapporteur: Bryan John T. Bacurnay and Kevin O. Marasigan
Venue: Sandugo 1
  1. Disaggregated CPI facts about Philippine Inflation and the Use of Microdata for Macroanalysis
    Joselito R. Basilio

  2. Inflation, Poverty and the Train Law
    Angelie Grace B. Aycardo and Dennis S. Mapa

  3. Modeling Philippine Inflation Using Nonlinear Models: Threshold Autoregressive and Markov Regime-Switching Approaches
    Marc Victor F. Gallenito and Dennis S. Mapa

Session C: Latest Technology
Session Chair: Ferdinand S. Co
Rapporteur: Venus P. Gloria and Cynthia A. Pohanes
Venue: Sandugo 2
  1. Harnessing Big Data for Development
    Jose Ramon G. Albert and Arturo Martinez, Jr.

  2. Use of Latest Technology in Data Capture for Consumer Prices: Philippine Experience
    Ellen Varona

  3. Map-Based or Location-Based Census Operation Using Modern GIS Platform
    Mari-Belle D. Dy and Florante C. Varona

Session D: Redesign
Session Chair: Rosalinda P. Bautista
Rapporteur: Fidel r. Antopina, Jr. and Frannie G. Pastor
Venue: Seglim VIP
  1. Redesigning of the Corn Production Survey
    Abubakar S. Asaad, Sarah B. Balagbis, Jay M. Manlapaz, Melanie C. Estrada, Divina Gracia L. del Prado and Erniel B. Barrios

  2. Redesigning of the Backyard and Livestock Poultry Survey
    Jay R. Manlapaz, Aaron R. Poliquit, Divina Gracia L. del Prado, Abubakar S. Asaad and Erniel B. Barrios

  3. Measuring Quarterly Regional Progress through the Regional Development Index
    Justin Angelo O. Bantang, Candido J. Astrologo, Jr., Patrician Anne R. San Buenaventura and Jenelyn S. BaƱares

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Coffee/Tea Break

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Scientific Sessions 2

Session E: Student Paper
Session Chair: Rechel G. Arcilla
Rapporteur: Cristine L. Catalan and Frannie G. Pastor
Venue: Leeing VIP
  1. Pattern Recognition of Suicidal Ideation
    April Joy Lorenzo and Andhee Jacobe

  2. The Dynamic Relationship among the Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin), Philippine Stock Market and Peso-Dollar Exchange Through Vector Autoregressive Analysis
    Armstrong H. Tibay, Joseph S. Ortiz, Marius Dane C. Lucas

  3. Why are Filipinos Hungry: Econometric Analyses on Possible Determinants of Hunger Incidence in the Philippines
    Patricia Joy D. Bersamina, Joyce Anne L. Malit, Lara Nina Aileen D. Verayo

Session F: Statistical Models in Practice
Session Chair: Joselito C. Magadia
Rapporteur: Bryan John T. Bacurnay and Kevin O. Marasigan
Venue: Sandugo 1
  1. Assessing the Forecasting Accuracy of the Multivariate ARMA Model in Predicting the Weather of Nueva Ecija, Philippines
    Juan Carlos Tamayo

  2. A Fourier Series Model for the Periodic Monthly Precipitation of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
    Orville D. Hombrebueno and Wilfredo A. Dumale, Jr.

  3. Numerical VaR Estimation: Realized Moments and the Sinh-Arcsinh Distribution
    Manuel Leonard F. Albis

Session G: Spatial
Session Chair: Consorcia E. Reano
Rapporteur: Venus P. Gloria and Cynthia A. Pohanes
Venue: Sandugo 2
  1. Crime Hotspot Mapping in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
    Karen D. Taclay and Richard J. Taclay

  2. A Simulated Illustration of a Dissimilarity Index in Spatial Area Data Using Bayesian Inference
    Francisco N. de los Reyes

  3. Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Rainfall Patterns in the Philippines
    Alvin Q Pequiro and Aphrodite A. Ortiz

Session H: The Environment
Session Chair: Anna Maria Lourdes S. Latonio
Rapporteur: Fidel R. Antopina, Jr. and Crislor D. Vilas
Venue: Seglim VIP
  1. Coping with Disasters Due to Natural Hazards: Evidence from the Philippines
    Dennis Mapa

  2. Development of Physical Asset and Flow Accounts for Water Resources of the Philippines
    Virginia M. Bathan and Faith Lea B. Cabrera

06:00 pm Fellowship Dinner
Venue: Sandugo

  • Dinner Message
    Atty. Edgardo M. Chatto, Governor, Province of Bohol

  • Statistics Profession in the Changing Data Landscape
    Tomas P. Africa, Chair, PSAI Institutional Development Committee

  • Policy Statement
    Lisa Grace S. Bersales, PSAI President

  • Special Number
    Loboc Children's Choir

  • Oath taking of new members
    Launching of PSAI enhanced website

    Ferdinand S. Co, Chair, PSAI Membership Committee

  • Group Photograph

(Venue: Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol)

08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration

09:00 am - 10:00 am Plenary Session 2: (sponsored by Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc.)

Session Chair: Francisca N. Dayrit
Rapporteur: Frannie G. Pastor and Venus P. Gloria
Venue: Sandugo

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee / Tea Break

10:30 am - 12:00 nn Panel Discussion on Data Privacy
Moderator: Carmelita N. Ericta
Rapporteur: Gaudiosa C. Oculares and Fidel R. Antopina, Jr.
Venue: Sandugo

  • Data Privacy Act of 2012 (R.A. 10173)
    Kelvin S. Magtalas
    Information Systems Analyst III
    Data Security and Technology Standards Division
    National Privacy Commission

  • BSP's DPA Compliance Journey
    Teresita P. Lisama
    Lead Data Protection Officer
    Deputy Director, Knowledge Management Group
    Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

  • The Journey to Compliance
    Danny C. Cheng
    Data Protection Officer, De La Salle University
    Director of Academe Relations, ISACA Manila Chapter

  • Implementation of Data Privacy
    Ana Maria L. Tabunda
    Treasurer and Research Director
    Pulse Asia Research, Inc.

12:00 nn - 02:00 pm Lunch Break

Closing Ceremonies
Venue: Sandugo

  • Synthesis
    Milagros R. Baldemor, President, PSAI Region 1 Chapter

  • Recognition of Co-Organizers/Sponsors
    Lisa Grace S. Bersales, PSAI President
    Carmelita N. Ericta, Chair, PSAI Annual Conference

  • Announcement of Winners of the 2018 Student Best Paper Competition and Awarding of Prizes
    Lisa Grace S. Bersales, PSAI President
    Josefina V. Almeda, PSAI Treasurer
    Joselito C. Magadia, Chair, Sub-Committee on Scientific Program

  • Announcement and Closing Remarks
    Francisca N. Dayrit, PSAI Vice President

02:00 pm onwards Consultations with PSAI Officers
Optional City Tour